What does faculty mean?

Definitions for facultyˈfæk əl ti

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. faculty, mental faculty, module(noun)

    one of the inherent cognitive or perceptual powers of the mind

  2. staff, faculty(noun)

    the body of teachers and administrators at a school

    "the dean addressed the letter to the entire staff of the university"

Wiktionary

  1. faculty(Noun)

    The scholarly staff at colleges or universities, as opposed to the students or support staff.

  2. faculty(Noun)

    A division of a university (e.g. a Faculty of Science or Faculty of Medicine).

  3. faculty(Noun)

    An ability, skill, or power.

    He lived until he reached the age of 90 with most of his faculties intact.

  4. Origin: From faculte, from faculte, from facultas, another form of facilitas, from facul, another form of facilis; see facile.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Faculty(noun)

    ability to act or perform, whether inborn or cultivated; capacity for any natural function; especially, an original mental power or capacity for any of the well-known classes of mental activity; psychical or soul capacity; capacity for any of the leading kinds of soul activity, as knowledge, feeling, volition; intellectual endowment or gift; power; as, faculties of the mind or the soul

  2. Faculty(noun)

    special mental endowment; characteristic knack

  3. Faculty(noun)

    power; prerogative or attribute of office

  4. Faculty(noun)

    privilege or permission, granted by favor or indulgence, to do a particular thing; authority; license; dispensation

  5. Faculty(noun)

    a body of a men to whom any specific right or privilege is granted; formerly, the graduates in any of the four departments of a university or college (Philosophy, Law, Medicine, or Theology), to whom was granted the right of teaching (profitendi or docendi) in the department in which they had studied; at present, the members of a profession itself; as, the medical faculty; the legal faculty, ect

  6. Faculty(noun)

    the body of person to whom are intrusted the government and instruction of a college or university, or of one of its departments; the president, professors, and tutors in a college

Freebase

  1. Faculty

    A faculty is a division within a university comprising one subject area, or a number of related subject areas. In American usage such divisions are generally referred to as colleges or schools, but may also mix terminology. The medieval University of Paris, which served as a model for most of the later medieval universities in Europe, had four faculties: the Faculties of Theology, Law, Medicine, and finally the Faculty of Arts, from which every student had to graduate in order to continue his training in one of the other three, sometimes known as the higher faculties. The privilege to establish these four faculties was usually part of all medieval charters for universities, but not every university could do so in practice. The Faculty of Arts took its name from the seven liberal arts: the trivium and the quadrivium. In German, Scandinavian, Slavic and other universities, the name for this faculty would more often literally translate as 'faculty of philosophy'. The degree of Magister Artium derives its name from the Faculty of Arts, while the degree of Doctor of Philosophy originates within German education and derives its name from the German name of the Arts faculty.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Faculty

    fak′ul-ti, n. facility or power to act: any particular ability or aptitude: an original power of the mind: any physical capability or function: personal quality or endowment: right, authority, or privilege to act: license: a department of learning at a university, or the professors constituting it: the members of a profession: executive ability.—adj. Fac′ultātive, optional: of or pertaining to a faculty.—Court of Faculties, a court established by Henry VIII., whereby authority is given to the Archbishop of Canterbury to grant dispensations and faculties. [Fr.,—L. facultatemfacilis, easy.]

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Faculty

    The teaching staff and members of the administrative staff having academic rank in an educational institution.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'faculty' in Nouns Frequency: #2122

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of faculty in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of faculty in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Joseph Addison:

    Man is distinguished from all other creatures by the faculty of laughter.

  2. William James:

    Genius means little more than the faculty of perceiving in an unhabitual way.

  3. Mark Twain:

    Lord save us all from old age and broken health and a hope tree that has lost the faculty of putting out blossoms.

  4. John McAdams:

    It would be odd to be charged with harassing someone by reporting something accurately on my blog, a lot of politically correct faculty have wanted my head on a pike.

  5. Kathleen Plinske:

    We're willing to give things a try, our faculty ... are so very interested in providing the best learning experience, but very much in touch with the economic realities our students face.

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